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Midgard Worldbook for 5th Edition and PFRPG

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Adventure In a Dark World of Deep Magic!

It is an age of war. Civilization slowly gives way to encroaching wilderness, and once-mighty empires now lie beneath the waves. Only magic and the warmth of hope keeps lights aglow when dread things prowl, and priestly wardings are bent by demonic rage.

The omens are dire. The roads to the shadow realm are open again, and the fey have returned to claim their ancient tribute. In the north the giants prepare for Ragnarok, while the goblins in the west grow restless. In the Crossroads, the shadow of the vampire princes falls across the land. The World Serpent is stirring—and not even all-knowing Baba Yaga can say what will happen next.

Now more than ever, Midgard needs heroes to stand against the dark, driving it back with spell, steel, and cunning!

The 460-page Midgard Worldbook includes:

  • Detailed description of Midgard's empires, cities, and kingdoms, with associated heraldry, rulers, and adventure hooks for each state, large or small
  • Characters from Baba Yaga to the lords of the Dragon Empire, from the honest folk of Zobeck to various elven holdouts of Dornig and the vampire lords of Morgau
  • Full lore on the pantheons of the Northlands, Crossroads, Elves, and others, including divine domain lists, rituals, divine demands, and the various masks and sacred texts—plus rituals and ambitions of the Dark Gods, for the GM's eyes alone!
  • Revised and expanded lore of the planes, history, calendars, and conflicts of the world
  • Forbidden lore of blood magic, void magic, and various dooms and items not meant for players' eyes!
  • And much more!

Start your next campaign off right—put your players on a dark road!

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Jonathon C January 31, 2020 10:38 pm UTC
How does this book compare to the original Midgard Campaign Setting, Southlands Campaign Setting and Northlands Campaign Setting books for Pathfinder? If I get this, is it really worth getting the original trinity? And is it possible to get this in a printed format? I'd much rather have a physical copy than a PDF copy.
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Ross Y May 05, 2020 5:07 pm UTC
You can buy a Print version at Kobold Press' website, which includes a PDF copy with each physical purchase.

How does it compare to the old version? There is lots of new stuff, for example a whole section on the Shadow Realm. The timeline has also advanced ten years, which has a few implications. For example the Electoral Kingdom of Krakova was annexed by Morgau and is now a vampire controlled province. Domovogrod has fallen to giants and the survivors are hiding in the hills.

There is some bad however. Those nations that haven't changed much or at all (Dornig, Zoebeck, Magdar, Seven Cities, etc) very obviously re-use the exact same text from the first book. There may be a new paragraph here or there to represent the last 10 years in the meta-plot but for the most part the text is re-used. If this is your first midgard book its great but as someone who has the 2012 Version I was disappointed somewhat.

It doesn't overlap with the Southlands much at all, only explaining about...See more
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Cody B January 01, 2020 1:37 am UTC
Unfortunately, I cannot leave a review for this book as I bought it directly from Kobald Press on their website. However, I cannot say enough good about this book! I sling it on Facebook so much that people are probably starting to wonder if I actually work for Kobald Press! I would give it 5 of 5 stars in a second. The PDF quality is amazing. Also, they have an incredibly interactive world map online to supplement the book!
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Douglas B March 16, 2019 8:22 pm UTC
This is a beast of a book. Absolutely enormous and a veritable wealth of information. Wonderful writing and artwork and a first class book. I bought the PDF and then ordered the book version later online from another retailer, I loved it that much. The printed copy itself almost needs a new shelf to sit on. Its thicker than the Pathfinder Core Rulebook! This is a fantastic product that I cant wait to dive into as a DM.
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Skjalg K October 02, 2018 9:12 am UTC
Is this book intended to replace the old Pathfinder Midgard Campaign Setting book?
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Wolfgang B October 02, 2018 4:10 pm UTC
Yes, this is a huge update and expansion of the 2012 version of the setting.
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Luc Junior M June 23, 2019 5:01 pm UTC
Siwal map, and wildrunner elves section are not in the worldbook.
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Jason D September 01, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
Is there any way purchasers can get higher resolution maps from the Worldbook? The Shadowroad map is difficult to even read the names on without zooming, and zooming in makes it look blocky and pixilated. I'd ideally like to print big versions of the world map and a few of the regional maps as well as the shadowroad/leyline maps.
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Wolfgang B September 01, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Yes, you have at least 3 options here.
1) There is an enormous poster map included in the print edition of the Worldbook.
2) The Poster map is also available separately from the Kobold Press store, shipped rolled in a tube.
3) A searchable, zoomable, digital version of the map is available for free on the Kobold site at
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Jason D September 01, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
That digital map is awesome. Thank you for the reply!
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Ryan S September 03, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
That digital world map is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. By far that's the best cartography I've seen of a campaign world, when you consider the quality of the art, the ease of use of the tool. It is a delight to move around that map and see the world, and not be bogged down by learning to navigate the system. The layers add a ton of inspiration on their own. Simply amazing. Great, great work!
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Ismael A July 18, 2018 3:38 pm UTC
Will this have a POD option?
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lance S April 22, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
I just have to say. I was put off by the price of the PDF initially. Most PDFs are between 10 and 20 dollars. But, this book is amazing. I will be running my next campaign in the Midgard setting for sure. It is deep, balanced, and covers all the gambits I am looking for in a fantasy setting. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a departure from the forgotten realms setting.
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Andrew S March 29, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
I'm very interested in the Ghoul kingdom referenced in the Tome of Beasts, are materials included on that?
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Jason D September 01, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
There is a section about the Ghoul Imperium included under the Dark Kingdoms, as well as the vampire cities etc. The Worldbook is quite in-depth.
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Haley L March 24, 2018 6:17 am UTC
The full-size preview is corrupted, and doesn't load.
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Henrik H March 21, 2018 9:08 pm UTC
Totally amazeballs!

Seriously though. A lot of very usefull stuff in here. I am playing a Beer domaign cleric as we speak.

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Erik F March 22, 2018 12:22 pm UTC
"Sure, I do healing, too. I can help with anything that ales you!"
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Henrik H June 20, 2018 9:06 am UTC
Just now reading this, and loving it!
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Bruce A March 20, 2018 2:07 am UTC
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